A superb black comedy from Ealing Studios.

Louis Mazzini’s mother belongs to the aristocratic D’Ascoyne family, but, because she ran away with an opera singer, the D’Ascoynes rejected her and Louis. Once an adult, Louis decides to avenge his mother, and himself, by becoming the next Duke of the family. To achieve this goal, he must murder every potential successor – all famously played by Alec Guinness – in a variety of imaginative ways.

Running time: 2h06, including ads and trailers.

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